5 examples..

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    Give me your top 5 specific examples that rooting your phone has allowed you to do.

    Thx!
     
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    1.) overclock and get root only apps (ad-free, min free manager, etc)
    2.) install custom roms/themes
    3.) tether
    4.) get updates quicker
    5.) make my phone super awesome
     
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    Overclock
    Theme
    Tether
    Block Ads using AdFree
    Get 2.2 before the non-rooters :p
     
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    It runs 10x faster on a custom ROM. Its honestly like night and day.
     
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    Faster Phone dancedroid
    Flash 10.1 before "normal people" :icon_ nana:
    Themes :icon_ banana:
    Custom Boot Screens :clap:
    Ad Blocking :)icon_ banned: <~ Me looking at ads, then rooting)
     
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    Remove the few apps i'll never use(force fed corporate cr@p)
    Overclocking
    tethering w/ linux AND window$(as seldom as that may be)
    custom roms/themes
    aquiring unsupported software(flac codec,baseband upgrade, and couple more i can't think of at the moment)
     
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    aside from the obvious ability to install custom roms and update sooner...

    1. tethering (wireless and usb, regardless of your carrier's policy)
    2. access/backup/modify files in the android system (like removing the camera click for example)
    3. Overclock (which is not only safe if done correctly it is very effective)
    4. titanium backup.. you just have to use it to know
    5. have more fun with testing/updating/changing my phone in just about whatever way I want
     
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    Froyo gives me wireless voice call. That alone is enougn.

    Faster speed

    ability to move apps from phone to SD card

    Gets you to understand how your phone works better.
     
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    All of the above AND i can delete all those crap apps i hate!!
     
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    1. VPN to Cisco devices. This was the main reason I rooted.
    2. Wireless tether.
    3. ROM's/OC
    4. Experimenting with the system files.
    5. Create the look of disbelief on the faces of iPhone users.

    Sent from my droid using Tapatalk
     
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    Ugh.. Well, "Rooting" sounds too good to resist. I just hope I don't "break" my phone. BTW.. What's "Overclock"?

    Thx,

    Original Moto Droid owner.
     
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    1. overclocking
    2. custom themes and roms
    3. wifi tethering
    4. faster updates
    5. deleting system apps like amazon mp3
    6. jealous iphone friends
     
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    1) chopping
    2) slicing
    3) dicing
    4) mincing
    5) julienning
     
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    1) I do a lot of traveling and like to listen to talk radio, but being most talk radio is AM, I get lotsa dead spots. Now, with Flash, I can go to my local AM station's website and listen live. Hardly any dead spots.
    2) Another technological device I can tinker with every other hour!
    3) Titanium Backup
    4) SetCPU and chevy's OC kernels
    5) BEING ABLE TO SAY F-U TO DA MAN (Steve Jobs, Verizon)!
     
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